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Surgery: light, thermal, and electrical application March listing by industry category 03/10

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03/25/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100076508 - Electrical stimulation leads having rf compatibility and methods of use and manufacture: A neurostimulation lead or lead extension includes a lead body having a proximal end and a distal end. A plurality of first contacts are disposed on the distal end of the lead body. A plurality of second contacts are disposed on a proximal end of the lead body. A plurality... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100076507 - Noninvasive medical device and method operable in a limited amount of time through a deliberate human motion: A method, system, and apparatus of a medical device powered by deliberate human motion for limited use are disclosed. In one embodiment, a medical device includes a motion module to sense whether a deliberate human motion is convertible to an electric current to power the medical device, a power module... Agent: Raj Abhyanker LLP

20100076509 - Means for augmenting medical electrical systems: A medical electrical system includes a device including a connector port and an external electrically active surface and an auxiliary lead including a supplemental electrode and a connector end. The external electrically active surface of the device is adapted to receive the auxiliary lead connector end, thereby electrically coupling the... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100076510 - Aed having cpr period with pause for ecg acquisition: A defibrillator is described which executes a resuscitation protocol having a CPR pause period. The CPR pause period may be interrupted for the acquisition of ECG signal data which is not contaminated by chest compression artifacts. Following the acquisition of ECG signal data, the CPR period resumes and continues for... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100076511 - Baroreflex stimulation system to reduce hypertension: Various aspects of the present subject matter provide an implantable medical device. In various embodiments, the device comprises a pulse generator, a lead, a sensor, and a controller. The pulse generator generates a baroreflex stimulation signal as part of a baroreflex therapy. The lead is adapted to be electrically connected... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100076512 - Cardiac device interface to reduce ventricular pacing: A cardiac interface device helps program an implantable cardiac rhythm or function management device, such as to reduce unnecessary ventricular pacing to avoid contributing to the advancement of heart failure disease progression. An intrinsic conducted AV interval is measured for at least one heart rate, and is predicted or measured... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100076513 - Multiple electrode vectors for implantable cardiac treatment devices: The implantable cardiac treatment system of the present invention is capable of choosing the most appropriate electrode vector to sense within a particular patient. In certain embodiments, the implantable cardiac treatment system determines the most appropriate electrode vector for continuous sensing based on which electrode vector results in the greatest... Agent: Ari Pramudji Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP

20100076514 - Filtering of a physiologic signal in a medical device: A system and method for filtering a pressure signal in a medical device in which a sensor terminal senses the pressure signal, an electrode terminal receives cardiac electrical signals, a signal filtering system filters the sensed pressure signal in response to a determined heart rate to generate a heart-rate dependent... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100076515 - Implantable medical devices using heuristic filtering in cardiac event detection: Methods for performing cardiac signal analysis in an implanted medical device, and devices configured to perform illustrative methods of cardiac signal analysis. A cardiac signal is captured by an implanted device using implanted electrodes and, during at least certain conditions, the cardiac signal undergoes heuristic filtering. In some embodiments, heuristic... Agent: Ari Pramudji Pramudji Wendt & Tran, LLP

20100076516 - Remaining time indication for a rechargeable implantable medical device: An implantable medical device for delivering a therapeutic output to a patient, comprising: a rechargeable electrical power source having a useful life; a therapeutic delivery device operatively coupled to the power source and adapted to deliver the therapeutic output to the patient; a power source recharge timing indicator operatively coupled... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100076517 - Energy harvesting mechanism for medical devices: Embodiments of the invention provide apparatus, systems and methods for harvesting energy from bio-kinetic events to power various implanted medical devices. One embodiment provides an energy harvesting mechanism for a cardiac pacemaker comprising an energy converter and a signal path component. The energy converter is positionable inside a human body... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20100076518 - Systems and methods for relieving dyspnea: The present disclosure is directed generally to systems and methods for relieving dyspnea. A method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes receiving an input signal from a patient sensor, the input signal corresponding to an indication of the patient's breathing. The method can further include, based at least in... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100076519 - System and method for regulating blood pressure and electrolyte balance: The present invention is an apparatus and method for controlling blood pressure by stimulating the cardiac afferent sympathetic nerves. The invention may be implemented in a medical device having a pressure sensor for sensing blood pressure, an electrode for providing electrical signals to the cardiac afferent sympathetic nerves, and a... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100076520 - Neutrally buoyant implantable microphone: An implantable device such as a microphone that may be subcutaneously positioned in surrounding soft tissue. The implantable device may include a hermetically-sealed housing and a diaphragm that forms a portion of an outside surface of the housing. The microphone has a density that is no more than 110% of... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100076521 - Electrical stimulation system and method for generating virtual channels: Electrical stimulation system and method for generating virtual channels are disclosed. The electrical stimulation system comprises: an electrode controller, a carrier, a plurality of electrode units, and a buffer layer. The electrode units are disposed on the carrier, and each of the electrode units are electrically connected to the electrode... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC

20100076522 - Electric therapy system and therapy device: The invention relates to a therapy system and a therapy device having at least one data communication interface which can operate in various data transmission modes and cooperates with a data communication control unit. The data communication interface can change from one data transmission mode to another without interruption of... Agent: Intellectual Property Dept. Dewitt Ross & Stevens Sc

20100076524 - Inductively rechargeable external energy source, charger, system and method for a transcutaneous inductive charger for an implantable medical device: A mechanism for transferring energy from an external power source to an implantable medical device is disclosed. An antenna is positioned in proximity of the implantable medical device. The position of a core of the antenna is adjusted relative to the implantable medical device while the antenna is maintained substantially... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100076523 - Method of preventing over-discharge of battery: A medical device includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for providing power to the medical device. The lithium-ion battery includes a positive electrode including a current collector and a first active material, a negative electrode including a current collector and a second active material, and an auxiliary electrode including a current... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100076525 - Automatic validation techniques for validating operation of medical devices: Techniques for validating operation of a medical device are disclosed. A data collection phase utilizes a first sensor carried by a patient to record patient parameter values indicative of conditions experienced by the patient (e.g, posture states.) Therapy parameter values describing therapy adjustments requested by the patient in response to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100076526 - Control of halitosis-generating and other microorganisms in the non-dental upper respiratory tract: Disclosed are safe, simple and effective broad-spectrum treatments for halitosis and other microbial infections of the nondental upper respiratory tract useful to treat bacterial and other microorganism species, including anaerobic bacteria. Electromagnetic radiative energy including visible, and optionally, thermal, RF and/or microwave wavelengths, is topically applied to internal surfaces of... Agent: Ip Patent Docketing K&l Gates LLP

20100076527 - User configurable mosaic light emitting apparatus: Mosaic devices including an apparatus includes at least one electroluminescence (EL) device and a system substrate. The at least one EL device can be configured to be coupled mechanically and electrically to the system substrate. The system substrate can be configured to receive the at least one EL device at... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500

20100076528 - Dystofit / neckfit: A battery powered, vertically adjustable point/line, or cross laser module device, affixed leveled to a clip on the center of an eyeglasses bridge for the treatment of cervical dystonia; squint angle diagnostic; ADHD eye-hand coordination; golf player head posture correction; cervicogenic headache tension relief; neck pain treatment & neuromuscular and... Agent: Christian Zeller

20100076529 - Phototherapy apparatus for hair, scalp and skin treatment: A wearable hands-free apparatus for providing phototherapy treatment to a number of hair, scalp and skin related conditions includes a head unit (e.g., a headset, headphones, headband, or helmet unit) with earphones to allow the user to listen to an audio program during a treatment. The head unit supports a... Agent: Robert M. Downey, P.A.

20100076530 - Conditioning garments: A conditioning garment has an array of tubes (11) for passing heated/cooled fluid to heat/cool a wearer of the garment. The array of tubes (11) terminate at a connector (16) for connection to a source of heated/cooled liquid. The connector (16) comprises a male part (15) and a female part... Agent: Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower

20100076531 - Fluid disinfection unit for patient temperature control system: A fluid disinfection unit [40] is incorporated into a patient warming/cooling system [10], to reduce the risk of bacteria buildup in the warming/cooling fluid, which is typically water. More particularly, a mobile housing [17] contains the operable components for circulating warming/cooling fluid to a patient [12], including a pump [23],... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP

20100076532 - Face warming breath deflecting apparatus: A thermally active breath deflecting apparatus having a flexible base of sufficient width to extend at least to and between the corner portions of the eyes and of sufficient length to extend at least from immediately below the eyes to at least beyond the tip of the nose such that... Agent: Robert J Jacobson Pa

20100076533 - System for transmitting electrical current to a bodily tissue: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a substantially rigid base and a flexible substrate. The substantially rigid base has a first protrusion and a second protrusion, and is configured to be coupled to an electronic device. The flexible substrate has a first surface and a second surface, and includes an... Agent: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Attn: Patent Group

20100076537 - Electrode configurations for electrochemically activated systems: An electrode for use in a liquid electrolyte is at least partially provided with a covering, the covering being ion permeable and electrically insulating. Systems and methods for preventing short circuiting of the electrodes are also disclosed. Also disclosed is a counter electrode for use with a working electrode comprising... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department

20100076536 - Implantable multi-electrode device: The invention provides an implantable multi-electrode device (300) and related methods and apparatuses. In one embodiment, the invention includes an implantable device (300) comprising: an assembly block (320); and a plurality of leads (340 . . . 348) radiating from the assembly block (320), each of the plurality of leads... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards

20100076535 - Leads with non-circular-shaped distal ends for brain stimulation systems and methods of making and using: A lead is configured and arranged for brain stimulation. The lead includes a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end includes a plurality of terminals disposed at the proximal end. The distal end has a non-circular transverse cross-sectional shape and includes a plurality of electrodes disposed at the... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100076534 - Malleable needle having a plurality of electrodes for facilitating implantation of stimulation lead and method of implanting an electrical stimulation lead: In one embodiment, a malleable needle is provided at least three independent electrodes to facilitate the implantation of an electrical stimulation lead for peripheral nerve stimulation. The malleable characteristic of the needle enables the needle to be bent or shaped according to the patient anatomy. Once the needle is appropriately... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division

20100076538 - Styrene-isobutylene copolymers and medical devices containing the same: In accordance with various aspects of the invention, copolymers comprising styrene and isobutylene monomers are used in the construction of implantable and insertable medical devices for electrical stimulation, including, for example, electronic signal generating components and electrical leads for such devices.... Agent: Mayer & Williams PC

  
03/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100069977 - Cardiac function management integrating cardiac contractility modulation: An implantable cardiac rhythm/function management system integrates cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) and one or more other therapies, such as to preserve device safety, improve efficacy, enhance sensing and detection, or enhance therapy effectiveness and delivery. Examples of the one or more other therapies can include pacing, defibrillation/cardioversion, cardiac resynchronization therapy... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100069978 - Dual sensing for brady-tachy pacemaker/icd: A system detects events related to cardiac activity. The system comprises a primary cardiac signal sensing circuit, at least one secondary cardiac signal sensing circuit having a higher sensitivity than the primary sensing circuit, and a controller circuit coupled to the primary and secondary cardiac signal sensing circuits. The controller... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100069980 - Cardiac function management integrating cardiac contractility modulation: An implantable cardiac rhythm/function management system integrates cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) and one or more other therapies, such as to preserve device safety, improve efficacy, enhance sensing and detection, or enhance therapy effectiveness and delivery. Examples of the one or more other therapies can include pacing, defibrillation/cardioversion, cardiac resynchronization therapy... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100069979 - Methods for determining a vulnerable window for the induction of fibrillation: Aspects of the invention include methods for determining a vulnerable window for the induction of fibrillation. The method includes obtaining an intracardiac waveform from a subject's heart; measuring an interval between a plurality of time points on the intracardiac waveform; and evaluating the morphology of the waveform so as to... Agent: Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky And Popeo, P.c

20100069981 - System and method for presenting defibrillator status information while in standby mode: A video display coupled to an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and capable of full-motion video can support added functionality of the AED. One advantage of the video display is that it can be used to present standby status information of the AED quickly to an AED operator while the AED... Agent: King & Spalding

20100069984 - Cardiac function management integrating cardiac contractility modulation: An implantable cardiac rhythm/function management system integrates cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) and one or more other therapies, such as to preserve device safety, improve efficacy, enhance sensing and detection, or enhance therapy effectiveness and delivery. Examples of the one or more other therapies can include pacing, defibrillation/cardioversion, cardiac resynchronization therapy... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100069985 - Cardiac function management integrating cardiac contractility modulation: An implantable cardiac rhythm/function management system integrates cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) and one or more other therapies, such as to preserve device safety, improve efficacy, enhance sensing and detection, or enhance therapy effectiveness and delivery. Examples of the one or more other therapies can include pacing, defibrillation/cardioversion, cardiac resynchronization therapy... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100069982 - Time based arrhythmia therapy efficacy criteria: An implantable medical device and associated method classify therapy outcomes and heart rhythms in association with therapy outcome. A therapy success time interval is started in response to delivering an arrhythmia therapy. If normal sinus rhythm is detected after the therapy success time interval expires, the delivered therapy is classified... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100069983 - Transmuscular left ventricular cardiac stimulation leads and related systems and methods: A cardiac stimulation system and method delivers a left ventricle stimulator from a right ventricle lead system in the right ventricle chamber, into a right side of an interventricular septum at a first location, and transmuscularly from the first location to a second location along the left side of the... Agent: James C. Peacock Iii

20100069986 - Systems and methods for increasing pacing output after external high-energy electrical shock: Embodiments of the invention are related to implantable medical devices and methods for increasing pacing output after an external electrical shock, amongst other things. In an embodiment, the invention includes a medical device including a shock detection circuit; and a pacing output circuit in communication with the shock detection circuit.... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100069988 - Method and system for delivering cardiac resynchronization therapy with variable atrio-ventricular delay: A pacing system computes optimal cardiac resynchronization pacing parameters using intrinsic conduction intervals. In various embodiments, values for atrio-ventricular delay intervals are each computed as a function of an intrinsic atrio-ventricular interval and a parameter reflective of an interventricular conduction delay. Examples of the parameter reflective of the interventricular conduction... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100069987 - Monitoring hf exacerbation and cardiac resynchronization therapy performance: An exemplary method includes delivering a cardiac resynchronization therapy using an atrio-ventricular delay parameter and an interventricular delay parameter, measuring an atrio-ventricular conduction delay, measuring an interventricular conduction delay, assessing heart failure and/or cardiac resynchronization therapy performance based at least in part on the measured atrio-ventricular conduction delay and the... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100069989 - Pressure-driven intermittent pacing therapy: Cardioprotective pre-excitation pacing may be applied to stress or de-stress a particular myocardial region delivering of pacing pulses in a manner that causes a dyssynchronous contraction. Such dyssynchronous contractions are responsible for the desired cardioprotective effects of pre-excitation pacing but may also be hazardous. Described herein is a method and... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100069990 - System and method for determining atrioventricular pacing delay based on atrial repolarization: Techniques are provided for estimating optimal atrioventricular pacing delay values for use in pacing the ventricles based on features of an intracardiac electrogram (IEGM) signal. Briefly, atrioventricular pacing delay pacing values are set based upon the location of atrial repolarization events within the IEGM. In one example, the end of... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100069991 - Systems and methods for highly safe adjustment of device parameters: A system and method of programming a cardiac rhythm management device (CRM device) using an external programming device are described, where the user is presented with a list of highly-safe parameter adjustments. Input is received from the user selecting one or more of the highly-safe parameter adjustments. A programming session... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.

20100069992 - Implantable medical device with single coil for charging and communicating: A combination charging and telemetry circuit for use within an implantable device, such as a microstimulator, uses a single coil for both charging and telemetry. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, one or more capacitors are used to tune the single coil to different frequencies, wherein the coil... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherfor & Brucculer L.l.p

20100069994 - Methods of inducing paresthesia using wireless neurostimulation: A grooved electrode adapted for interfacing cellular matter is provided. The grooved electrode includes grooves adapted for electrically interfacing the grooved electrode with cellular matter growing along the body of the grooved electrode. Further, the grooved electrode includes a wireless transponder adapted to electrically interface with cellular matter and to... Agent: David C. Cain

20100069993 - Occipital neuromodulation: A method of treating chronic pain in a subject by positioning a lead containing electrodes subcutaneously in the occipital region of a subject's skull at the height of an imaginary line connecting the tops of the ears; and energizing the lead with an electrical signal effective to suppress pain, and... Agent: Mesmer & Deleault, PLLC

20100069995 - Method for improving functional recovery after stroke by electrical stimulation of a cranial nerve: According to some embodiments, a method for improving functional recovery after cerebro-vascular accidents, such as strokes, in humans and animals comprises stimulating a cranial nerve with electrical current. According to some embodiments, a method for improving functional recovery after stroke in a human or animal in need thereof comprises applying... Agent: Winstead PC

20100069996 - Stimulus artifact removal for neuronal recordings: A method is described for processing a waveform signal containing a stimulus artifact and one or more neuronal action potentials. An electrical stimulation signal is derived based on satisfying a cost function comparison with a plurality of known neuronal action potential waveforms.... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100069999 - Double branch cochlear implant electrode: A stimulation electrode is described for a hearing impaired patient. An intra-fluid electrode branch is immersed in cochlear fluid within an interior volume of a patient cochlea and has electrode contacts for delivering a cochlear stimulation signal to adjacent neural tissue. An intra-modiolus electrode branch penetrates through the cochlea and... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP

20100070000 - Methods and systems of conveying fine structure information to a cochlear implant patient: An exemplary method of conveying fine structure information to a cochlear implant patient includes dividing an audio signal into a plurality of analysis channels, generating electrical stimulation in accordance with the information contained within each of the analysis channels, applying the electrical stimulation to at least one stimulation site within... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20100069997 - Neurostimulation apparatus: An output stage for an auditory neurostimulation electrode and related system arrangements and methods are provided. The output stage is operable to effect a plurality of stimulation and discharge intervals, and includes a stimulation channel and a discharge channel coupled to the electrode, wherein a stimulation current and a discharge... Agent: Marsh, Fischmann & Breyfogle LLP

20100069998 - Spectral tilt optimization for cochlear implant patients: Methods and systems of spectral tilt optimization for a cochlear implant patient include applying electrical stimulation representative of an audio signal to a patient in accordance with a spectral tilt value and optimizing the spectral tilt value in response to a measured ability of the patient to recognize at least... Agent: Advantedge Law Group, LLC

20100070001 - Selection of neurostimulator parameter configurations using decision trees: A selection of parameter configurations for a neurostimulator using decision trees may be employed by a programming device to allow a clinician or other user to select parameter configurations, and then program an implantable neurostimulator to deliver therapy using the selected parameter configurations. The programming device executes a parameter configuration... Agent: Shumaker & Sieffert , P.a

20100070002 - Systems configured to locate a photonic device disposed in a living subject, and related apparatuses and methods: In an embodiment, a system includes a biocompatible photonic device configured for disposal within a living subject and a location-indicating aid associated with the photonic device. The location-indicating aid is configured to facilitate locating the biocompatible photonic device within the living subject. Related apparatuses and methods of use are also... Agent: Workman Nydegger C/o Searete LLC

20100070003 - Systems configured to power at least one device disposed in a living subject, and related apparatuses and methods: Embodiments disclosed herein are directed to systems configured to power at least one device disposed in a living subject, apparatuses configured to be disposed in a living subject and export power stored in an energy-storage device, and related methods of powering at least one device disposed in the living subject.... Agent: Workman Nydegger C/o Searete LLC

20100070004 - Systems and methods for treating dyspnea, including via electrical afferent signal blocking: Systems and methods for treating a patient with dyspnea are disclosed. A method in accordance with a particular embodiment includes identifying the patient as suffering from dyspnea, and, based at least in part on identifying the patient as suffering from dyspnea, implanting an electrical signal delivery element within the patient... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP Patent-sea

20100070005 - Device for controlling the electric charge on stimulating electrodes: A device for stimulating living tissue or nerves by individual or repeated stimulating pulses via stimulating electrodes which stimulate living tissue or nerves by stimulating pulses includes an electrical circuit which regulates the electric voltage or charge on the stimulating electrodes as a function of the electric voltage between the... Agent: Foley & Lardner LLP

20100070006 - Interface apparatus for stimulation of biological tissue: An apparatus for interfacing between tissues being stimulated is provided. The apparatus includes an electric source capable of generating an applied electric field across a region of tissue and/or a means for altering at least one electromagnetic characteristic of the region of tissue relative to the applied electric field and... Agent: Brown Rudnick LLP

20100070007 - Knitted electrode assembly and integrated connector for an active implantable medical device: An active implantable medical device (AIMD). The AIMD comprises: a knitted electrode assembly comprising: at least one biocompatible, electrically non-conductive filament arranged in substantially parallel rows each stitched to an adjacent row, and at least one biocompatible, electrically conductive filament having a first end intertwined with a first row of... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100070008 - Knitted electrode assembly for an active implantable medical device: An active implantable medical device (AIMD). The AIMD comprises an electronics module; and a knitted electrode assembly comprising: at least one biocompatible, electrically non-conductive filament arranged in substantially parallel rows each stitched to an adjacent row, and at least one biocompatible, electrically conductive filament intertwined with the at least one... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

20100070010 - Electrostimulation device: An electrostimulation device (e.g., 100) consists of a single paddle (e.g., 102) and at least one lead (e.g., 110) for connecting the electrostimulation device to a pulse generator. The paddle has at least one electrode (e.g., 106) for providing electrical stimulation. The electrode(s) is provided in an area (A) of... Agent: Grayrobinson, P. A.

20100070009 - Implantable electric stimulation system and methods of making and using: A lead assembly includes a lead with a distal end and a proximal end. The lead includes a plurality of electrodes disposed at the distal end and a plurality of terminals disposed at the proximal end. The lead also defines at least one central lumen and a plurality of outer... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100070011 - Disposable electrode and automatic information recognition apparatus: A disposable electrode includes: an electrode pad; and a connector, connecting the electrode pad to a defibrillator, and including an information holder that can be provided with a transmissive opening or a light reflective member, the information holder holding information about at least an expiration date, depending on presence or... Agent: Kimble Intellectual Property Law, PLLC

20100070012 - Lead connection system for an implantable electrical stimulation system and methods for making and using the systems: A lead connection system includes a connector housing. A plurality of lead retainers disposed in the connector housing are configured and arranged to removably attach to a proximal end of one of a received plurality of leads. The plurality of lead retainers include at least one of a slidable drawer... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

  
03/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100063555 - Electrical contact for implantable medical device: A one-piece electrical contact ring for use in a lead receptacle of an implantable medical device includes (i) a tubular body defining a cavity extending through the body and (ii) a plurality of resiliently deflectable elements extending from the tubular body into the cavity. The deflectable elements have a lead... Agent: Campbell Nelson Whipps, LLC

20100063556 - Device for the medical care of a patient in an emergency: A device (1) for the medical care of a patient in an emergency which comprises an item of clothing (2) which may be worn by the patient on the body and monitoring devices (8, 9) arranged on the item of clothing (2), which may monitor at least one physiological function... Agent: Marjama Muldoon Blasiak & Sullivan LLP

20100063557 - Energy harvesting mechanism: Embodiments of the invention provide an energy harvesting mechanism comprising a central conductive element and a plurality of transductive elements. Each transductive element is positioned to be in contact with a corresponding peripheral length segment of the central conductive element. Also each transductive element is deformable in a characteristic radial... Agent: Mahamedi Paradice Kreisman LLP

20100063559 - Single-use external defibrillator: A single-use battery-powered external defibrillator comprises a sealed defibrillator housing 10 containing a battery-powered defibrillator circuit and a pair of defibrillator electrodes 14 permanently attached by leads 22 to the circuit within the housing.... Agent: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP Intellectual Property Group

20100063558 - Easy-to-use electrode and package: The invention presents techniques for making the operation of an automated external defibrillator easier to understand for an operator. The automated external defibrillator includes defibrillation electrodes packaged in a sealed, easy-to-open pouch. Visual cues such as instructive pictures show the operator how to open the pouch, retrieve the defibrillation electrodes... Agent: Jason D. Kelly Shumaker & Sieffert, P.A.

20100063560 - Safety pacing in multi-site crm devices: Safety pacing in multi-site cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices is provided. According to various method embodiments, a first cardiac signal from a first cardiac region and a second cardiac signal from a second cardiac region are sensed. The first cardiac region is paced to maintain at least a minimum cardiac... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100063561 - Implantable cardiac stimulation devices with safe-mode operation: A plurality of electrodes are implanted in, on or near the patient's heart and initially configured to define first circuits or vectors enabled for at least one of sensing and stimulating and second circuits or vectors which are idle for at least one of sensing and stimulating. Selected first circuits... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100063562 - Leadless tissue stimulation systems and methods: Systems including an implantable receiver-stimulator and an implantable controller-transmitter are used for leadless electrical stimulation of body tissues. Cardiac pacing and arrhythmia control is accomplished with one or more implantable receiver-stimulators and an external or implantable controller-transmitter. Systems are implanted by testing external or implantable devices at different tissue sites,... Agent: Ebr Systems, Inc. & Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP

20100063563 - Microburst electrical stimulation of cranial nerves for the treatment of medical conditions: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus for treating a medical condition in a patient using an implantable medical device by applying an electrical signal characterized by having a number of pulses per microburst, an interpulse interval, a microburst duration, and an interburst period to a portion of a cranial... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/los Angeles

20100063564 - Physical conditioning system, device and method: Various system embodiments comprise a neural stimulator and a controller. The neural stimulator is adapted to generate a stimulation signal adapted to elicit sympathetic activity at a neural target. The controller is adapted to control the neural stimulator to provide a physical conditioning therapy. The controller is adapted to control... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100063565 - Skin treatment device: A skin treatment device for irradiating a skin area with electromagnetic radiation. The skin treatment device has an elastic at least partially hollow ring structure for leak-proof placement of the skin treatment device onto the skin. In another embodiment, the skin treatment device has a handle portion including a radiation... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company Global Legal Department - Ip

20100063566 - Light source, light source system, and illumination device: A light source and an illumination device are provided for making it possible to adjust influence of light over a living body while keeping good brightness and color taste of illumination light. A conversion characteristic in the degree of effect indicative of a relationship in a light wavelength between a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch

20100063567 - Disposable chemiluminescent infrared therapy device: A therapeutic device has a first chamber that retains an oxalic ester solution, and a second chamber that retains a hydrogen peroxide and fluorescer solution. The therapeutic device is activated by causing the oxalic ester solution to mix with the hydrogen peroxide and fluorescer solution, which produces chemiluminescent light for... Agent: Raymond Sun Law Offices Of Raymond Sun

20100063568 - Implantable electrode array assembly with extraction sleeve/tether: An implantable electrode array including a carrier on which plural electrodes are disposed. Also disposed on the carrier is an array antenna over which signals are wirelessly received. A tether is connected to the carrier. A tether antenna is attached to the tether. After the electrode array is implanted, during... Agent: Intel. Prop./ Rnd Stryker Corporation

20100063569 - Conformal electrodes for shaped medical device lead body segments: A medical lead includes a lead body having at least one conductor extending from a proximal end of the lead body to a distal end of the lead body. The proximal end is adapted to be connected to a pulse generator, and the distal end includes a curved portion. One... Agent: Faegre & Benson LLP Patent Docketing - Intellectual Property (32469)

  
03/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. listing by industry category

20100057146 - Device for generating a pulsed electromagnetic field with pulse control: The invention relates to a device for generating a pulsed electromagnetic field with pulse control, wherein the pulses provided by the pulse generator represent periodic pulses having ascending and descending envelope curves with harmonic or anharmonic oscillation profile within the envelope curves, the pulse sequence is in the range of... Agent: Gregory A. Nelson Novak Druce & Quigg LLP

20100057148 - Stimulus timer for a closed loop neuromodulator: This document discusses, among other things, a system and method for preventing stimulus delivery to a patient for a predetermined interval after commencing sleep therapy to ensure that the patient is asleep. An indication of abnormal respiration activity can be received from an activity detector of a closed loop neuromodulator... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

20100057147 - Treatment of hyperhydrosis: A device for the treatment of hyperhydrosis by application of electric current to a treatment area of the skin is described. The device comprises: a) a garment comprising a first electrode adapted for contacting said treatment area; b) a second electrode adapted for contacting the treatment area or skin proximal... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100057149 - Device, system, and method to improve powered muscle stimulation performance in the presence of tissue edema: The invention provides systems and methods for neuromuscular electrical stimulation to muscle tissue. Stimulation electrodes may be provided on a stimulation pad, configured to provide electrical stimulation to a target tissue. A system for neuromuscular electrical stimulation may also include pressure generating mechanisms that may provide a compressive force to... Agent: Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati

20100057150 - Methods and apparatus for pulsed electric field neuromodulation via an intra-to-extravascular approach: Methods and apparatus are provided for pulsed electric field neuromodulation via an intra-to-extravascular approach, e.g., to effectuate irreversible electroporation or electrofusion, necrosis and/or inducement of apoptosis, alteration of gene expression, changes in cytokine upregulation and other conditions in target neural fibers. In some embodiments, the ITEV PEF system comprises an... Agent: Perkins Coie

20100057151 - Device for the defibrillation of the heart: A device (1) that serves for the defibrillation of the heart (2), and can be implanted as a whole. The device includes an implantable combined pacemaker and defibrillator (3), at least one defibrillation electrode (6), and a counter electrode (4, 41, 42), and a stimulation and sensor electrode (5) that... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.

20100057152 - Sustaining ventricular tachycardia detection: An apparatus comprises an implantable ventricular depolarization sensing circuit configured to provide a sensed ventricular depolarization signal, a timer circuit configured to provide a ventricular time interval between ventricular depolarizations, and a controller circuit communicatively coupled to the ventricular depolarization sensing circuit and the timer circuit. The controller circuit includes... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner/bsc-crm

20100057153 - Electromagnetic interference alarm: An apparatus and method are disclosed including an implantable medical device electrically coupled to a patient, having a sensor for sensing physiologic conditions and circuitry coupled to the sensor for emitting therapy in response to sensed physiologic conditions. A detector is coupled to the cardiac device for detecting the presence... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100057154 - Device and method for the transdermal stimulation of a nerve of the human body: The invention relates to a device for transdermal stimulation of a nerve of the human body, which device comprises at least one stimulation electrode and at least one reference electrode for transdermal nerve stimulation, the at least one stimulation electrode and the at least one reference electrode being connected to... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP

20100057155 - Implantable systems and method for use therewith for tracking changes in hemodynamics and cardiac disease: Embodiments of the present invention relate to monitoring a patient's atrial stretch, heart failure (HF) condition, and/or risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), as well as methods for estimating a change in at least one of a patient's left atrial pressure (LAP), pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), and right pulmonary artery... Agent: Steven M Mitchell Pacesetter Inc

20100057156 - Overlapping pacing and tachyarrhythmia detection zones: An example implantable medical device (IMD), such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, may be configured to store a ventricular tachycardia zone, wherein the ventricular tachycardia zone specifies ventricular depolarization rates indicative of ventricular tachycardia, and to deliver pacing pulses to at least one ventricle of a heart in response to... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100057157 - Pacemaker with position sensing: A pacemaker with position sensing capability permits built-in monitoring of hemodynamic changes. A miniature position sensor, such as a magnetic coil, is fixed to each implanted pacing lead. The pacemaker housing contains a generator unit, including a magnetic field transmitter. The magnetic field transmitted by the generator unit causes the... Agent: Philip S. Johnson Johnson & Johnson

20100057158 - Neurostimulation based on glycemic condition: A glycemic condition is indicated based on variance of a feature derived from cardiac electrogram data. Neurostimulation is then used to counteract a cardiac-related autonomic response to the glycemic condition. For example, stimulation of parasympathetic innervation may be used to counteract an autonomic sympathetic response that is associated with hypoglycemia... Agent: Pacesetter, Inc.

20100057159 - Methods for targeting deep brain sites to treat mood and/or anxiety disorders: The present invention relates to a method of identifying a target such as within the subgenual area by measuring neuronal activity in response to a stimulus. Once the target is identified, it can be stimulated to treat a neurological disorder, such as a mood disorder or an anxiety disorder.... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division

20100057161 - Methods of treating medical conditions by neuromodulation of the cerebellar pathways: Methods of treating various medical conditions by neuromodulation of target sites of a cerebello-thalamo-cortical pathway and/or a cortical-ponto-cerebellar pathway. Such medical conditions include unilateral motor deficits, movement disorders, psychiatric disorders, epilepsy, speech or cognitive deficits associated with hemispheric lesions, visual deficits associated with hemispheric lesions, learning disorders associated with hemispheric... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP

20100057160 - Stimulation of the amygdalohippocampal complex to treat neurological conditions: A system and/or method treating for a neurological disorder by brain region stimulation. The system and/or method comprises a probe and a device to provide stimulation. The probe has a stimulation portion implanted in communication with a predetermined brain region site. The stimulation portion of the probe may be implanted... Agent: St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation Division

20100057162 - Multiple tunable central cathodes on a paddle for increased medial-lateral and rostral-caudal flexibility via current steering: A neurostimulation paddle lead, method of neurostimulation, and neurostimulation system are provided. The neurostimulation paddle lead carries a plurality of electrodes comprising at least four columns of electrodes having a spacing between two inner electrode columns less than a spacing between the inner electrode columns and adjacent outer electrode columns.... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation

20100057163 - Multiple tunable central cathodes on a paddle for increased medial-lateral and rostral-caudal flexibility via current steering: A neurostimulation paddle lead, method of neurostimulation, and neurostimulation system are provided. The neurostimulation paddle lead carries a plurality of electrodes comprising at least four columns of electrodes having a spacing between two inner electrode columns less than a spacing between the inner electrode columns and adjacent outer electrode columns.... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation

20100057164 - Multiple tunable central cathodes on a paddle for increased medial-lateral and rostral-caudal flexibility via current steering: A neurostimulation paddle lead, method of neurostimulation, and neurostimulation system are provided. The neurostimulation paddle lead carries a plurality of electrodes comprising at least four columns of electrodes having a spacing between two inner electrode columns less than a spacing between the inner electrode columns and adjacent outer electrode columns.... Agent: Michael J. Bolan VistaIPLaw Group LLP

20100057165 - Multiple tunable central cathodes on a paddle for increased medial-lateral and rostral-caudal flexibility via current steering: A neurostimulation paddle lead, method of neurostimulation, and neurostimulation system are provided. The neurostimulation paddle lead carries a plurality of electrodes comprising at least four columns of electrodes having a spacing between two inner electrode columns less than a spacing between the inner electrode columns and adjacent outer electrode columns.... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation

20100057166 - System and method for measuring and fitting spatio-temporal vision: This system gives the experimenter great flexibility to present spatio-temporal stimulation patterns to a subject. A video configuration file (VCF) editor allows the experimenter to determine the electrical stimulation parameters for each electrode. A Pattern Stimulation software program allows direct stimulation of chosen patterns of electrodes, scaled by the subject's... Agent: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.

20100057167 - System and method for the interrogation of implantable medical devices: A system and method are provided for interrogating an implantable medical device (IMD) using a platform-independent interrogation process with an interrogator device, such that the interrogation is initiated by the interrogator device without requiring information relating to the location of where the diagnostic data is stored in the memory of... Agent: Medtronic, Inc.

20100057168 - Heating system: A body part heating system (10) comprises a temperature sensor (28) adapted to measure the temperature of a body part, and a heater (34a, 34b) in communication with the temperature sensor (28). The heater (34a, 34b) is adapted to be activated to heat the body part in response to the... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c

20100057169 - Thermoregulation device: A thermoregulating apparatus (20) for exchanging thermal energy with a patient (24) is provided. The apparatus includes a flexible heat exchange layer (40) and a heat exchange fluid circuit (54) located within the heat exchange layer.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

20100057170 - Full view access upper underbody blanket: The inventive blanket is an inflatable underbody convective thermal blanket whereon the head and the upper body of a patient may lie. The blanket is in the shape of a cross with a truncated lower vertical portion and an upper head portion onto which the head of the patient lies.... Agent: Louis Woo Law Office Of Louis Woo

20100057171 - Mobile apparatus for providing cryotherapy and thermotherapy to a region of a knee being in elevated position: An apparatus for applying at least one of cryotherapy and thermotherapy to at least a portion of a knee region of an elevated leg includes a tripod and a knee support member attached to a top end of the tripod and having a predetermined length and a generally U-shaped cross-section... Agent: James Ray & Associates

20100057172 - Surgical apparel for covering an area of a patient's head and reducing heat loss: Surgical apparel comprising a substantially conically shaped shell having a narrower closed end and a wider open end dimensioned to fit over a crown area of a head of a surgical patient is described herein. The shell may include one or more layers of fabric having a thermal transfer property... Agent: Charles J Rupnick

20100057173 - Versatile system for therapeutic thermal reduction: A system provides therapeutic reduction of, and relief from, discomfort and inflammation stemming from strenuous physical activity. The system provides a therapeutic icing apparatus that placed in position along a desired area of an individual's body. The apparatus has a receptacle component to hold an icing medium, and compress that... Agent: Patton Boggs, LLP

20100057174 - Electrically conductive pathways in medical devices: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for electrically conductive pathways in medical devices. One embodiment of a medical device can include an elongate polymeric body having a proximal end and a distal end. Discrete particles of an electrically conductive material in the elongate polymeric body can form an electrically conductive pathway that... Agent: Brooks, Cameron & Huebsch, PLLC

20100057175 - Systems, devices, and methods for electrically coupling terminals to electrodes of electrical stimulation systems: An implantable lead includes a first lead assembly with a distal tip and a medial end, a medial section with a first end and a second end, and a first intermediate assembly disposed between the first lead assembly and the first end of the medial section. The first lead assembly... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100057176 - Implantable electric stimulation system and methods of making and using: An insertion kit includes a lead and a splitable member configured and arranged for receiving the lead when implanting the lead into a patient. The lead has a distal end and at least two proximal ends. The lead includes a plurality of electrodes disposed at the distal end, a plurality... Agent: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. C/o Darby & Darby P.C.

20100057178 - Methods and apparatus for spinal cord stimulation using expandable electrode: The present invention provides systems, apparatus and methods for selectively applying electrical energy to body tissue. More specifically, systems and methods are provided for introducing a spinal cord stimulation electrode device into a patient's epidural space through a small portal, such as a percutaneous penetration, and then expanding the electrode... Agent: Electrocore Inc.

20100057177 - Multiple tunable central cathodes on a paddle for increased medial-lateral and rostral-caudal flexibility via current steering: A neurostimulation paddle lead, method of neurostimulation, and neurostimulation system are provided. The neurostimulation paddle lead carries a plurality of electrodes comprising at least four columns of electrodes having a spacing between two inner electrode columns less than a spacing between the inner electrode columns and adjacent outer electrode columns.... Agent: VistaIPLaw Group LLP/bsc - Neuromodulation

20100057179 - Conductive metal thin coatings for implantable medical sensing devices: Thin conductive metal coatings suitable for flexible nonmetal fine wires and leads are described. Polymer clad silica fiber cores are produced by plasma coating with dual layers of metals such as silver, gold or titanium to provide micro thin leads such as those used for pacemakers that are resistant to... Agent: Barbara S. Kitchell

20100057180 - Implantable carrier member having a non-communicative lumen: A non-communicative lumen for electrode assemblies of medical implants, in particular prosthetic hearing implants, is provided by the present invention. The non-communicative lumen prevents the lumen within the cochlea from being able to transport fluids, cells, bacteria, tissue, etc., with the lumen outside the cochlea, and vis versa through the... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP

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